New mini-documentary highlights how SkillsUSA is building a talent pipeline for American trade professions

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Building a Strong Foundation: SkillsUSA Prepares the American Workforce is a new mini-documentary from WorkingNation that follows 20-year-old Logan Thomas and others as they learn and practice in-demand trade skills as part of the SkillsUSA’s TeamWorks competition.

The documentary was produced by WorkingNation, a national non-profit campaign working to expose hard truths about a looming unemployment crisis in the United States and bring the country together to create and amplify solutions.

In the five-minute documentary, we learn how SkillsUSA has partnered with education and industry leaders around the country to equip  more than 13 million people with the skills and experience to become competitively employed in highly technical trade and service jobs.

The video is part of WorkingNation’s “Do Something Awesome” series, consisting of heartfelt, human mini-docs that shine a light on programs across the country working to prepare Americans for jobs of the future.

Each episode in the “Do Something Awesome” series highlights a different scalable program that is working to create a more sustainable workforce in a rapidly changing U.S. economy.

Collectively, the episodes illuminate a broader and often difficult to understand narrative facing the United States – that the world of work is changing faster than we ever could have predicted, and we are not ready.

By highlighting these corporations, not-for-profits and individuals, WorkingNation is providing a wide audience with information on emerging careers, pathways to steady jobs, and successful programs that other organizations can adapt for their respective communities, across multiple industries.

Watch every episode of the “Do Something Awesome” series at WorkingNation.com.